I love lists -- I always have my stash (yarn and fiber) list with me at festivals and I like going to festivals with a list of things I'm looking for. I'm not rigid and do not always adhere to the list, but I like the sense of order that seems to come with lists. That's one thing that I love about Ravelry -- it's all in one place. In addition to lists, I am also fond of setting goals. Put goals into list form and the "life list" emerges.
The subject of life lists has come up in different conversations lately. I have been thinking of putting one together for some time and, in fact, had a talk with my husband a few weeks ago. Does he have one? What's on it? And then today, a good friend sent along this article from the New York Times.
Is it turning 40? It is a sense of mortality? Who knows, but I've decided to try and put pen to paper - or fingers to the keyboard to be precise.
I am approaching it in the same way that I put together many lists (I start an email to myself and then save it as "draft" and then add to it -- one of my current favorite draft emails is captioned "Rhinebeck".)
Not sure that I'm going to have a specific number of goals -- I'll let it marinate for a while and evaluate. If you are comfortable sharing, I'd love to hear if you have a life list and anything else you'd like to share. My list, at this point, is travel-heavy, but I suspect that it will change as I give it more and more thought. Here are a few things I'd like to do:
- Go to Japan
- See Mount Rushmore (and take a cool pic)
- Visit Chicago
- Ski at Deer Valley, Utah
- Go to a James Taylor concert at Tanglewood
- Visit Vancouver
- Visit Barcelona
- Visit Hawaii
- Keep a written journal for a year
- Read the Torah by weekly passage
- Run a 5K
- Wear a bikini on a white sand tropical beach
- Speak fluent Spanish
Of course, there's the subject of fiber life lists, much like bird watchers have their bird lists, but that's another post.